Transcript for David Ortiz hires ex-Boston cop to investigate shooting
We'll go to baseball great David Ortiz who is recovering from being shot and searching for answers. The former red sox slugger hiring Boston's former police commissioner to get to the bottom of the case and Kaylee Hartung has more. Good morning, Michael. Was Ortiz's brush with death the work of a hit man or case of mistaken identity. The story has changed and it's been met with keptism. Big Papi is enlisting a trusted source of his own to lead a team of investigators. David Ortiz wants answers. Nearly three months after he was shot point blank in the back by a stranger his life threatened by the single bullet, big Papi hiring former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis to find out why. ABC news has learned the former major league baseball all-star is not satisfied with the investigation that's led to the arrest of 14 men in his native Dominican Republic. After he was shot in a nightclub on the aisle. Ortiz who this weekend shared his first photos since the attack says he hasn't spoken to Dominican police since their initial interview at a hospital follow his first of three surgeries. The fame of the world series champion and flashy lifestyle fueling salacious headlines in Dominican tabloids suggesting the motive had to do with jealousy. Claims his spokesperson denies. His spokesman telling ABC news, Ortiz has no enemies in the country and is interested in finding out what really happened. The investigation into what happened taking twists and turns. 72 hours after Ortiz was ambushed local authorities initially saying he was the target of a hit man. The reason unknown. Weeks later that framing changing with police saying he was the victim in a case of mistaken identity. His spokesman tells ABC, Ortiz had no basis for a long time to challenge their theory of mistaken identity, however, as new facts continue to come up, it lends some optimism there may be other conclusions drawn before I was over by why David was shot. He's been told his survival all but miraculous and battled through three surgeries and the pictures he posted dropping his daughter off at college, the first time we're seeing him standing on his own two feet. Very welcome news for fans of big pap pay. Great to see him. What a great guy. Hope they get to the bottom of it. Thank you so much, Kaylee.
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